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Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius Strip

Andy takes a closer look at one of his favourite demos from the 2012 Christmas Lectures, bringing together a levitating superconductor and a bewildering Möbius strip made from over 2,000 magnets.

As his super-conducting boat whizzes along the track, Andy demonstrates the remarkable properties of the superconducting material (Yttrium barium copper oxide) which allows it to seemingly float both above and below the track.

Bob Lutz says electric cars will improve, ‘at that point, who needs a gasoline engine?’


Despite his long history with traditional internal combustion engines and climate change skepticism, Bob Lutz remains a strong voice for the plug-in future of the automobile.

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How Fluorescence Works [The Science]

In this video we explore the colorful science of fluorescence.

A really cool way to play with fluorescence at home is get a blue or violet laser pointer and shine it into a dish or jar of water where you have added a drop of fluorescent highlighter fluid. You’ll clearly see the beam as the solution fluoresces in its path.

Really Bad Science Jokes [Coma Niddy University]

Here’s a few science jokes about String Theory, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Mars Rovers, and more! Jokes so bad, they will make your brain hurt!

Written, Filmed, Performed, & Edited by Coma Niddy.

A Day in the Life of a Fake Astronaut

Kate Greene, crewmember of the HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission, shows us around the domed habitat where she’s been living for the last 2 months.

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WTF: Number Trick [Numberphile]

Just a quick number trick with Dr James Grime.

Video by Brady Haran.

Beer & Biodiversity (Scientific Content)

MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes!

Drawings by Ever Salazar

Created by Henry Reich, with Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, and Rose Eveleth.

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: